HC Deb 15 March 1951 vol 485 c1761
57. Mr. Digby

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give the names of the county produce associations which have indicated that it is not their intention to merge with National Allotments and Gardens Society.

Mr. T. Williams

The following county garden produce committees have informed me that they are not supporting the merger of village produce associations and the reconstituted National Allotments and Gardens Society: Dorset, Kent, North Northants and Rutland, Northumberland, Nottingham, Oxford, Somerset, Staffordshire, East Sussex, Derby and Worcester.

Mr. Digby

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that 24 associations have now given notification that they are not willing to join, whereas only a short time ago the Minister gave me a list containing only eight?

Mr. Williams

If only 24 have given notification that they are not going to play a part, presumably 38 of them are.